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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 8,613) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 13:30

Gillingham Gillingham vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Gillingham 1

A Akinfenwa (4)

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Leyton Or 2

M Bartley (70)
Y Lasimant (90+1)

Lasimant leaves it late for O's

Last Updated: 26/12/13 4:24pm

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Yohann Lasimant: Match-winning goal

Yohann Lasimant: Match-winning goal

Super-sub Yohann Lasimant struck in injury time to fire League One leaders to a last-gasp 2-1 win at Gillingham on Boxing Day.

Lasimant, who only came off the bench in the 86th minute, headed home from close range to sink the Gills, who had taken a fourth-minute lead through Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Akinfenwa looped a header past Jake Larkins for his third goal in two matches but on-loan midfielder Marvin Bartley levelled 20 minutes from time for Orient with a header of his own.

Cody McDonald had hit a post in the opening 90 seconds for the hosts, while Larkins - on his league debut - made good saves to prevent the Gills striker and Jake Hessenthaler from extending the Kent side's lead.

Former O's goalkeeper Stuart Nelson saved Elliot Omozusi's low penalty after 31 minutes following Leon Legge's foul on Kevin Lisbie.

After the break Nelson then made a brilliant save to deny Dean Cox from 20 yards and Legge cleared Lasimant's 85th-minute volley off the goal-line.

Orient had temporarily been knocked off top spot with Brentford's early victory over Swindon but Lasimant's second goal of the season ensured they were not away for long.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16